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Metro track de-energized to rescue fallen man at Pershing Square

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A train arrives at the subway stop at Pershing Square in Los Angeles, California.

Metro trains on the Red and Purple lines experienced major service disruptions on Monday after a man was found on the tracks in downtown Los Angeles.

The medical emergency occured near the Pershing Square platform around 1:30 p.m. and tracks had to be de-energized to allow LAFD responders and paramedics to safely reach the injured man.  

Firefighters removed the victim from the tracks and he was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. The extent of his injuries, and the circumstances surrounding the incident, are unknown.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott told KPCC it was "a preliminary possibility that he may have fallen," according to responders on the scene.

The patient was conscious and not struck by a train, according to officials.

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